"ex officio" (Latin)

What does the Latin term ex officio mean?

"Ex officio" is a Latin term that means "by virtue of one's office" or "by virtue of position." It is used to indicate that a person holds a particular role or has certain powers and responsibilities automatically because of the position they hold.

Examples in Sentences

Here are three example sentences using the term "ex officio":
  • As the president of the organization, she was ex officio a member of all committees.
  • The chairperson of the board was ex officio granted voting rights in all board meetings.
  • Being the dean of the faculty, he was ex officio a member of the university's executive council.
ex officio (meaning)

Previous and Next Terms

Test Your Knowledge of Latin Terms

More Latin Terms

author logo

This page was written by Craig Shrives.